Mr. Speaker, Australia, China, Austria and the U.S. are just a few of the countries that tourists come from to visit my beautiful riding of the Long Range Mountains, with over 250,000 folks visiting last year.
This growing industry employs more than 5,000 people in close to 600 of my riding's tourism businesses. The impact on all the other local businesses is incredible.
However, many tourists tell me of a problem, that they did not give themselves enough time to explore. They can start at the tip of Quirpon Island, go along the Viking Trail, the Main River Run, the Humber Valley, Bay of Islands, Port au Port, Codroy Valley, the Granite Coast, down south to the island of Ramea. Three of Destination Canada's signature experiences have homes in my riding and there are two world UNESCO heritage sites to visit: L'Anse aux Meadows and Gros Morne National Park. Moreover, do not forget Port au Choix National Historic Site.
Tourists come to explore my region all year round.
I would like to to thank people from all over the world for visiting my region, and I invite them to come visit again.
World tourism is the best.